Hello lovelies, I thought I would begin this blog with a notice of caution – these are in no way ‘healthy’ for you. It is packed with soul nourishing goodness that will leave you with a smile that even the rain couldn’t put away. It contains lots (300g) of chocolate – dark chocolate that is - and is known to be highly addictive.
I am not saying this in any way to put you off trying this recipe, or to make you think in the slightest that you don’t deserve this. Because you really do! I’ve been watching you, you’ve been so good and I love seeing you smile – I especially would love to see that smile after your first bite of my brownies.
I spent most of my childhood and even teenage years growing up with my grandmother and my baby sister (who isn’t really in any way a baby anymore :/)… Anyway, to get back to the point, like all grandmothers’ mine loves to cook/bake and fill us up with food until we feel like our bodies are about to explode haha. During this time, I learnt a lot of her recipes and I also learnt a love of food, how to take a handful of the most simplest ingredients and turn it into a piece of art.
Most of what I learnt was baking; both my mother & grandmother taught me how to cook/ bake without a recipe. Some people may not agree with me and my method of cooking, but they taught me how to make my own recipes by going off smell and knowledge of each ingredient there could possibly be in a kitchen and I thank them for that. Without that I wouldn’t be as good at baking as I am today, it gave me an interest in baking/ cooking for people – especially my husband, and he loves it.
It's all good and well to eat a nurturing healthy diet, however a balanced diet which provides you with a healthy relationship with food is more important – to me anyway. So, if you agree with the flexible diet, or balance I really hope you like my brownies.
Prep t: 30mins | Bake t: 20-30mins |Serves: Lots :)
1 1/4 C All purpose flour
1/2 C Brown sugar
2 Tbsp Cocoa Powder
1 tsp Cacao Powder
300 g Dark Ghana/ Dark Cacao Chocolate (softened)
1 tsp Sea Salt
2 tsp Vanilla extract
1 1/2 C Raw Sugar
1 C unsalted butter (diced)
Preheat oven to 180°C. In a bowl sift flour then mix in salt, cocoa powder & cacao powder. Add chocolate & butter into a saucepan, stirring until melted & smooth. Turn off the heat & add sugars, whisking until combined. Sit until cooled to room temperature then add the eggs one at a time, whisking thoroughly after each egg. Stir in vanilla essence until all ingredients are combined. Create a well in the bowl of the wet mix and pour in the dry mix, folding the mix together until smooth & consistent.
Bake for 20 to 30 minutes, or until a skewer can pierce through the center & come out clean :)
Garnish with Icing sugar or icing & serve.